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La Créole by archjofo - Scale 1/48, French corvette of 1827, scratch build

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Johann! Cables are clearly not enough load when twisting, they look weakly twisted. Strands should fit snugly to each other. Try to take the cable in a vertical position and measure the maximum length of this part of the cable, the longer-the better! My cotton cable.

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Just seen this log for the first time, your work is first rate, each step of the build is work of the finest craftsmanship.

 

Absolutely superb!

 

Richmond

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Hello aviaamator,
Thanks for the hints, but I'm still learning rope making.

I will try to twist the strands closer and stronger at the next tests.

 

Hi Richmond,

Thank you for your interest and your nice comment.


 

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Johann,

 

I are you giving the finished rope a final "pull" by hand after spinning.   Grasping a length with your hand and giving it a sharp pull will help set the turns.

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Not so modest Johann. If the fabric underneath would have looked like something more in scale, it could have been the real deal ... very convincing result

 

Cheers

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For lnen yarn

Etsy   has sources - mostly Baltic    Coloredworld   LINENGRAPHY   TheRawLinen

the natural grey looks like hemp as it is.  It is a bit fuzzy and adherence to diameter spec could be better,

but it is linen.

 

 

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Hi Johann - been a silent admirer of your superb work through the build to date - Your rope with the weathered shade you have achieved in this last post is to my eye a superb representation of the real article - well done - Cheers Pete

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Hello Pete,

thank you for your appreciation of my work.

 

A few days ago I received the linen yarn from Bockens NeL 120/2 and Goldschild NeL 100/3 and immediately struck a rope with 2 threads per hook. For the linen yarn of Goldschild NeL 100/3, this resulted in a rope with ø 0.75 mm (on the right in the picture) and for the linen yarn of Bockens NeL 120/2 a rope with ø 0.55 mm (left in the picture).

These yarns are a lot thinner, like those already presented. This makes it possible to make even the thinnest ropes I need in the upper rigging for the La Crèole.
Of course, practice is still required. It gets better from rope  to rope; the experience is steadily increasing and it's even fun.

Surely it will be even better, but for now from my point of view as good.

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Here are some more Experiments (left to right):

DMC Ecru No. 100  6 x 3 rope diameter 1.40 mm; cotton
DMC Ecru No. 80  6 x 3 rope diameter 1.50 mm; cotton
DMC Ecru No. 80  8 x 3 rope diameter 1.65 mm; cotton
DMC Ecru No. 100  1 x 2 rope diameter 0.45 mm; cotton
Alterfil No. 120  2 x 3 rope diameter 0.58 mm; polyester
Bock's No. 470 NeL 120/2  8 x 3 rope diameter 1.25 mm; linen

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Hello,
in the meantime, I have tested other yarns in different strengths.
Meanwhile, the Irish linen yarn has arrived; one roll NeL 100/2 and two rolls NeL 90/2.

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The difference to the Swedish linen yarn can be seen on the next picture. Unfortunately, I can not compare the same strengths. However, there is some difference between the two yarns.
I still have to find out how these differences will affect the finished rope.

 

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In the meantime I have equipped the "looper" with an engine.

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As you can see on the next picture, I practiced a lot.

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Nice pictures of the tests Johann. The clarity of the last shot is a bit deceptive regarding the sizes for me. The ropes are beautiful in and of themselves, could you post the picture of the ropes at a 1:1 scale for reference?

 

Michael

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Hi Michael,
I´m sorry, but next time I will specify a reference scale with.

 

Hi Dziadeczek,

so far, I have only made right handed ropes.

I am still a beginner. First I have to learn the basics, then comes the Freestyle … 🙂

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Johann! Secure the three strands with the right twist, reverse the polarity of the motor connection, and make a rope with the left twist! Don't forget to add great weight! It'll work! The eyes are afraid, and hands do!

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Hello,

finally I have the confidence to make an anchor cable.
Actually, the right handed rope should only consist of 3 strands.
But for the first try it was so much easier.
As a reference measure, I have set a metric ruler.
 

On the next picture, the purchased cabel is attached to the anchor, next to it is the cabel made by me.DSC06664.thumb.jpg.3ebe4ad3e9859474a7821e387ecb63ef.jpg

On the next picture, the purchased cabel is attached to the anchor, next to it is the cabel made by me.

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Hello

druxey, Albert, Thomas and Michael, 

it's nice that you like the ropes.
Thank you!

Today I want to show you the first attempts to preserve the ropes.
The ropes were dyed with stain powder (LINK) and after drying, impregnated with linseed oil or floor oil (darker ropes).
The upper rope is only colored, not yet treated with oil and the lowest rope of unbleached linen yarn ist impregnated

with varnish oil.

 

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